|The Dale Prize is made possible by an endowment provided by the late June Dale, wife of the late William R. Dale (both shown above) who was a founding faculty member of the department of Urban & Regional Planning.|
|Ceola Davis, community organizer at East St. Louis, is the winner of the Practitioner Prize.|
The department of Urban & Regional Planning has announced the winners of the 2005 William R. and June Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban Planning to be honored at an upcoming colloquium and banquet. The Dale Prize is awarded annually to recognize planning excellence and is the only planning award that creates dialogue between planning scholars and practitioners.
The 2005 Dale Prize theme is Voices in Planning: Transforming Land Use Practice through Community Engagement, focusing on those planners whose work is giving voice to underrepresented communities, ensuring that land use planning and decision-making practices are responsive to these new voices, and creating a civic culture of community engagement.
The winner of the Practitioner Prize is Ceola Davis, community organizer at East St. Louis, who spearheaded the revitalization of East St. Louis and is widely recognized for uniting neighborhood residents around causes of unemployment, environmental degradation and crime.
Two Scholar Prizes are being awarded this year to Kenneth Reardon and Leonie Sandercock. Reardon, an associate professor and chair, department of planning, Cornell University, is a foremost academic engaged in community action research. Sandercock, professor, University of British Columbia, is a preeminent theorist in this field who has influenced practice around the world.
Each of the winners will receive a $5,000 prize and will be honored during a three-day visit to Cal Poly Pomona. The winners will participate in a campus-wide forum, “The Theory and Practice of Engaging Communities,” on April 14, noon to 1 p.m., in the College of Environmental Design Gallery (Building 7). From 4 to 6 p.m., they will participate in a colloquium on Voices in Planning in the Music Recital Hall. These events are free and open to the public. An awards banquet will follow the colloquium from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Kellogg West Conference Center. Cost is $40 per person.
The Dale Prize is made possible by an endowment provided by the late June Dale, wife of the late William R. Dale who was a founding faculty member of the department of Urban & Regional Planning who also served as chair and dean.
|Kenneth Reardon, an associate professor and chair, department of planning, Cornell University, is receiving a Dale scholar prize.|
|Leonie Sandercock, professor, University of British Columbia, is a recipient of a Dale scholar prize this year.|